Millennium Development Goals

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September 24, 2010

This week, world leaders gathered in New York City for an international summit on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The MDGs, eight poverty-fighting goals agreed to by more than 180 nations would, if achieved by their 2015 deadline, cut deadly global poverty, disease, and hunger in half...

September 22, 2010

DID YOU KNOW?

The Episcopal Church has committed to the Millennium Development Goals at three consecutive General Conventions (2003-Resolution D006, 2006-Resolution D022, 2009-Resolution D019) and has declared the Goals to be a mission priority of the church during the past six years.  ...

September 21, 2010

This week the eyes of the world turned to the U.N. Summit on Millennium Development Goals, where world leaders have spent the last few days considering a "global, results-oriented action plan" to accelerate progress toward achieving the goals -- which include cutting extreme poverty in half,...

September 21, 2010

The United Nations' three-day summit on the Millennium Development Goals closed in New York Sept. 22 with promises of more money and more action to achieve the goals by their deadline.

The goals are a set of eight targets designed to reduce by half poverty, hunger, maternal and child...

September 20, 2010

As the United Nations convened on Sept. 21 in New York for the second day of a three-day summit on the Millennium Development Goals, many delegates were considering a mountain of statistics-filled reports attempting to give the world a sense of how close the goals are to being achieved by their...

September 19, 2010

The call for a renewed commitment to the world's poor was a refrain included in speeches made Sept. 20 on the opening day of the United Nations' three-day summit in New York on the Millennium Development Goals.

"The challenge will be to follow words with action to bring about positive...

July 14, 2010

This article originally appeared on The Huffington Post website here.

As host of the weekly, nationally syndicated radio program "Day 1," I work with a diverse array of church leaders from the mainline denominations. Most are pastors or seminary professors, but occasionally we have a...

May 11, 2010

This article first appeared in the Featured Voice section of the president of the House of Deputies website here.

One of the heroes of the Anglican Communion, Fr. Gideon Byamugisha, an HIV-positive priest in the Church of Uganda, asks us to imagine a world in 25 years that did not summon...

April 22, 2010

To mark World Malaria Day, Sunday, April 25, Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, has for the first time recorded a message to demonstrate his support and to urge others to unite in the fight against malaria.    The video is available here.  Full transcribed text is below.   Malaria,...

March 25, 2010

Joy Shigaki has been named director of Episcopal Relief & Development's NetsforLife® Inspiration Fund and church campaigns.

"We are so pleased to have Joy Shigaki at the helm," said Rob Radtke, president of Episcopal Relief & Development. "She brings a wealth of experience,...

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